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Scott Number: R163 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3900

Denomination/Type: 1c pale blue, rouletted 5.5

Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Other

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: October 05, 1898

Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity

Company: USPS

City: New York

State: NY

Wonderful use of a 1-cent battleship documentary revenue stamp on a Spanish-American War patriotic cover sent to Germany via steamship S.S. Augusta Victoria. Not really an illegal use as postage, as I believe the correct rate was 10-cents, so the revenue was presumably used as a patriotic label/cinderella.

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